Northcott Futures

A Launchpad for South West theatre makers

We’re committed to making Devon a place where theatre makers, whatever their background or heritage, can develop their creative practice and build careers within the arts, which is why in 2019 we launched Exeter Northcott Futures, a programme of support and professional development resources for emerging theatre makers.

Spotlight On: ‘Starting from Scratch’

Find out more about Futures 2020 Early Career Artists & Producers project Starting from Scratch

Sign up for taster sessions now!

Are you an Artist or a Company interested in finding out more about our Artist Development programme? Or someone who’d like to find out what being a Producer really means? We have 4 taster sessions lined up to give you an insight into our Futures programmes, for you to ask any questions you might have before you apply, and to meet some of the Northcott team.

Mon 30 Nov, 6pmIntroduction to Futures with Helen Bovey (Producer Artist Development)
Mon 7 Dec, 6pmTaster ‘Fundraising’ with Charlotte Hanson (Head of Projects & Participation)
Mon 14 Dec, 6pmTaster ‘Directing’ with Daniel Buckroyd (Artistic Director & Chief Executive)
Mon 21 Dec, 6pmTaster ‘Marketing’ with Kelly Johnson (Marketing & Development Director)

All sessions will take place via Zoom and you can choose to sign up for all of the sessions or a selection.

Interested in becoming an Associate Company?

Every Tuesday afternoon in December, Helen – our Producer (Artist Development) – is hosting 1-2-1 conversations on Zoom for Artists and Companies interested in applying to the Associate Artist Programme; informal conversations for you to find out more about the programme and how we could work together. Email Helen to arrange a time below.

Sign up for Taster Sessions Email Helen
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Being part of the Futures Programme has been really helpful. It has broken down some of the unknowns of the industry. It’s been a well-rounded learning experience; meeting the group and working together in the space, having a community.

Early Career Artists

After a successful first year, we’re now expanding Exeter Northcott Futures, with three ‘Early Career’ programmes running Feb-July 2021, featuring a mix of mentoring, master-classes, peer-support and production/work-experience opportunities:

Artists Programme

Technical Theatre Programme

Producers Programme

Associate Artists & Companies

We’re already supporting three established South West companies through our ‘Associate’ scheme, Richard Chappell Dance, Jack Dean & Company and Viv Gordon Co, but we’re now offering two further opportunities for artists or companies at a pivotal stage in their development to access a bespoke package of mentoring, practical support, production investment and performance/project opportunities:

Associate Companies Scheme

Closing date for all programmes 8th January 2021